How to Make Inexpensive Curtains Out of Sheets

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If you are looking to add some curtains to your room but dread the price of expensive ready-made curtains consider making curtains out of flat sheets. Twin size flat sheets can be found at Wal-mart for as little as $3 per flat sheet and in a variety of different colors. This makes sheets a great option for making curtains when you are on a budget.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 flat sheets
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • Measure the window you are making the curtain for to determine what size flat sheets you need to buy. Two flat sheets equals two panels and will easily cover the width of a 4ft. window. Additionally, a twin size sheet should provide enough length to cover a standard size window and drape close to the ground.

  • Next you are going to need to create the loop for the rod to go through. This loop should be between 2-3" tall to accommodate any size rod. Luckily, most of the work has already been done for you. At the top of the flat sheet is a section about 2-3" tall that is doubled over. This is the perfect loop size for a curtain. Simply undo the seem on each side of this section. This will allow you to stick the curtain rod through it. No sewing required for this part!

  • If you want your curtain to extend past the bottom of your window then you are done! IF you would like the curtain to be shorter, then you need to measure how much you would like to cut off and make a mark across the bottom of the sheet. Allow an extra inch or so, so you can do a seem.

  • Cut off the section that you marked with a sharp pair of scissors. Make sure you keep you line straight.

  • Finally, hem the bottom of the curtain by folding over the bottom edge toward the back and sewing it in place. You are now done with the first panel! Repeat these steps until you have made as many panels as you need.

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